Fall wedding? Here's how LSU, Saints, Tulane schedules might (or might not) conflict with your plans _lowres

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Ashley Labit of New Iberia adjusts her wedding dress, some of it concealed under a purple LSU football jersey, as 'Southern Images by Deborah' photographer Deborah Hardy, right, photographs her in October 2013, during a bridal session shoot in front of the Anderson-Campbell Tiger Walk next to Tiger Stadium. Labit and husband-to-be Christian Vice of New Iberia are 'huge LSU fans,' she said, and the location was their best option, since they couldn't get into Tiger Stadium.

Now that the important stuff (wink, wink) is scheduled, there are a limited number of spots available so your fall wedding doesn't ruin your football-obsessed guests' plans.

From the LSU Tigers to Tulane Green Wave to the New Orleans Saints, fall seasons in south Louisiana can be tricky. And 2016 is no different.

The schedule conflicts crank up the weekend of Sept. 10.
-- LSU hosts Jacksonville State in Tiger Stadium, and Tulane hosts Southern in Yulman Stadium. Times are TBD, but it's likely the Tigers' game vs. JSU will be in the evening.
-- The next day, Sept. 11, the Saints have their season opener at noon in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome vs. the Oakland Raiders.

LSU is off the weekend of Oct. 29. Tulane is off the weekend of Nov. 5. And the Saints are off the weekend of Oct. 9.
-- So if you were hoping for some bye-week overlaps, better luck next year.

The weekend of Oct. 8 doesn't look so bad.
?-- Tulane plays at UCF on Friday, Oct. 7
-- LSU plays at Florida on Oct. 8
-- The Saints are off Oct. 9.

There's good news -- and bad news -- the weekend of Oct. 29.
-- LSU is off.
-- But Tulane hosts SMU for homecoming on Oct. 29. And the Saints host Seattle on Oct. 30.

Nov. 5 might as well be off-limits to LSU fans ... Tigers host Alabama in a game that'll almost certainly be either at 2:30 p.m. or in primetime.

The weekend of Nov. 19 is a bit easier on the eyes.
-- The Saints play at Carolina on Thursday night on Nov. 17.
-- LSU hosts South Alabama (?snooze?) Saturday night, Nov. 19.
-- Tulane is at home vs. Temple on Nov. 19.

Looking at a Thanksgiving weekend wedding maybe? Not a bad idea.
-- LSU plays at Texas A&M on Thanksgiving (Nov. 24).
-- Tulane plans at UConn on Saturday, Nov. 26.
-- The Saints host the Rams on Sunday, Nov. 27.

That ends the regular season for LSU and Tulane.
-- But if both/either team makes its respective conference championship games, those games will be Saturday, Dec. 3. The SEC title game is in Atlanta. The AAC title game is in Charlotte.
-- The Saints host the Lions the next day, Dec. 4.

So if you find yourself at a wedding this fall -- or even standing at the altar -- maybe it's a good idea to have your smartphone with you. Don't worry. You won't be the only one.

Schedules: LSU Tigers | Tulane Green Wave | New Orleans Saints